To receive the views of members of the public on items of business to be considered by the Committee (please see below):
1. A period of ten minutes will be set aside.
2. An individual may speak for no more than two minutes on a specific agenda item, the time slots to be allocated on a “first come first served” basis.
3. Participation may take the form of a statement, or alternatively a question to be addressed to the Chairman. There will be no discussion on questions put unless it is formally moved. In line with the current scheme applied to other Committees, the questions must:
· Not be defamatory, frivolous, vexatious or offensive;
· Not be the same or substantially the same as another question to the same meeting or anything so put in the last six months;
· Not involve the disclosure of confidential or exempt information.
4. Anyone wishing to speak must notify the Committee Clerk between 7:00pm and 7:20pm prior to the start of the meeting.
The Chairman drew attention to the list of notices published on the back of the agenda.
The Chairman welcomed Chief Inspector Gerry Parker to the meeting.
Members were advised of the arrangements for public participation as set out on the agenda.
In accordance with the Council’s Public Participation Scheme the following Members of the public addressed the Committee.
· Mrs Wendy Stamp of 62 Maldon Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, raised two questions the first regarding how the levels of policing were going to increase to meet the demands of increases in population and the second relating to Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) sent to the police by the public and the systems in place to deal with these.
· Mr David Milne of Thistle Hall, Mope Lane, Wickham Bishops, advised Members of recent burglaries which had occurred in Mope Lane and questioned why CCTV evidence sent to the Police had not been followed up in his opinion. He also asked how residents could request to take over control of the Lane.
At this point the Chairman advised that he had received a letter from Mr Michael Pudney which he had passed onto the Chief Inspector.